House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after North Korea reportedly tested a ballistic missile:
"North Korea is a global menace, and its pursuit of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles poses clear and immediate danger to our national security. We take this threat very seriously. That's why, earlier this week, a bipartisan majority of the House voted to sanction North Korea. These expansive sanctions directly target Pyongyang's ability to threaten the United States and our allies. The Kim regime needs to pay for its actions."